The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from March 5, 2001

Advice to Consider before a Teen Trades Online
QMy 13-year old wants to take the $2,000 in his savings account and have me or my husband open a custodial account for him with an online brokerage. Should I pursue this in the hope that we'll all learn more about the market and buying and selling...
A Hair-Raising Rite of Passage ; A Parent Allows That Every Child Deserves Some Victories
One of the imponderables about human development is why a child's hair darkens as he or she ages: Many a blond has become an established brunette by the time adolescence strikes. An even deeper imponderable is why teens dye their hair to achieve ...
Body Shop Founder Pushes Her Ideal Approach to Profit ; Grande Dame of the Socially Responsible Business Set Says Firms Can Still Do More
When Anita Roddick spoke at Harvard University in 1988, her appeal for social responsibility in the business world wasn't mainstream. "It was like I had just walked off the moon," says Ms. Roddick, founder of cosmetic giant The Body Shop and longtime...
Broadcasters Sign on to Kidnap Alerts ; the 'Amber Plan' Uses the Emergency Alert System to Enlist the Public in Nabbing Child Abductors
Emergency broadcasts - radio or TV messages preceded by those attention-getting shrill beeps - are increasingly being credited with saving the lives of children across the US. But the youngsters aren't being protected from severe weather or a civil...
Bush May Be Forced to Wade into Financial Crises Abroad
During the presidential campaign, President Bush and his economic advisers criticized the Clinton administration for its intervention in foreign financial crises, such as those in Asia, Russia, and Brazil. Now in office, Mr. Bush may adopt his predecessor's...
Census Consensus
Charged by the Constitution to count the population every 10 years, the Census Bureau made a decision last week that will influence millions of Americans and affect the political structure of the United Sp10s1ates. It decided not to adjust its 2000...
Christianity, with a Dose of Punk ; Jay Bakker Is Appealing to a Different Sort of Congregation with His Revolution Ministry
He's America's punk-rock preacher. Jay Bakker, once the chubby kid running around the Praise The Lord Ministry TV stage, is all grown up - with a silver ring in his lip and plugs through his earlobes. On his arms, bold tattoos spell out "Grace" and...
Emerging Markets: Time Now to Ride an Upswing?
At times, an investor can gain by going global, tapping into less-developed regions of the world. That certainly proved true early this year for investors of emerging-market funds, which grew, on average, by 10 percent in January. But the euphoria...
Engage Secular Iran
As the "rent-a-crowds" of the clerical regime in Tehran wind down the celebrations of the 22nd anniversary of the Islamic Republic by chanting their customary "Death to America," US policymakers are grappling with a continuing problem: how to deal...
Finally, a Chance to Catch Up on Their Sleep ; Some Laid-Off Dotcom Workers Have an Unexpected Reaction to Downturn: Relief
Nestor Fernandez experienced a downturn in his finances long before the Nasdaq took a prolonged nosedive. In 1996, the Internet architect and his co-workers temporarily went on half-salary at their company, The Mining Company. He and a tightly knit...
How Cars Jump-Starteda Father-Daughter Bond
Whenever my stepfather, Mel, calls me in California, he asks the same question. "How's your fitzy?" he wonders with his New England accent. He means, "How's your car running?" I roll my eyes. Can't he talk about the weather, like normal parents making...
How Just Is US Military Justice? ; Hearing on Collision of Sub and Japanese Fishing Vessel Will Put New Scrutiny on Armed Services' Code of Justice
In the high-tech military of the 21st century, the captain of a nuclear-powered US naval vessel can throw a sailor in the brig with nothing but bread and water to sustain him. A soldier on leave who robs a bank can be prosecuted by the Army as well...
In El Salvador: A Disappeared Son Returns
What Michael Kennedy remembers from his childhood in El Salvador comes to him in flashes: Picking coffee with his father. Fleeing into the mountains with his family. Hiding with his mother and sisters in a shelter dug into the side of a mountain during...
Kosovo Unrest Crosses Border ; A Soldier Was Killed Sunday in Northern Macedonia, Home of Latest Ethnic- Albanian Rebel Force
Clashes between armed ethnic-Albanian insurgents and security forces here near the Kosovo-Macedonia border have international diplomats and local politicians scrambling to avoid spiralling violence on yet another Balkan front. Yesterday, there were...
Letters
Regarding your March 1 article "World confronts an aging population": The UN's report that the US population will continue to grow, unlike every other industrialized country, is nothing short of disastrous. At 281 million people (an 85 percent increase...
Payout Options for Those Who Can't Wait to Retire
It is one of the best-kept secrets in personal finance: Despite protestations to the contrary from the companies that market Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k)/403(b) contributory retirement plans, you can cash out part or all of an account...
PR Firm Stings Russia's Media ; the Union of Journalists Has Scheduled a Roundtable for March 10- 11, to Create an Internal Watchdog Body
In the wake of a sting operation that caught 13 leading Russian publications printing zakazukha, or bought-and-paid-for news articles, at least some red-faced members of Russia's media community are calling for urgent action to clean up their corruption-riddled...
Putting Sales Pitches on Hold
Not to sound curmudgeonly, but when I'm halfway through a plate of eggplant lasagna, I'm not up for a phone call about replacement windows or a new mortgage - let alone a sweepstakes entry or a credit-card protection plan. If I ever began buying...
Rural Chinese Begin Tasting Democracy 'Lite' ; Monkey Rock Votes in a 'Populist' and Joins Some 200,000 Other Villages Electing Their Own Officials
Candidate Gao Zhi Li didn't need Democratic strategist James Carville. Facing skeptical voters, Mr. Gao, a tall ethnic Manchurian, did what any savvy Western politician might do: He ran as an outsider, a man of the people. Gao's electorate, however,...
Slam That Telephone Scam ; A Federal Crackdown Should Help Limit the Reach of Con Artists Dialing for Your Dollars. You Can Also Take Steps to Protect Yourself
Mike Havertz started his career with the FBI investigating drug trafficking and terrorism. Now he focuses on telemarketing fraud, which zeroes in on and victimizes a lot of seniors. It's a $20 billion-a-year empire that has become increasingly sophisticated...
Soybeans and Corn Power Their Way into Fuel Options ; with Fossil Fuels Costly and Crop Prices Low, Bio-Fuels Represent a Clean- Burning, Renewable Energy Source
So you think America's too dependent on foreign oil? Some people say the time is ripe for bio-fuels: * As early as May, St. Louis public-transit passengers could be riding buses powered by a mix of diesel and soybean oil. * Coming off a banner year,...
Taking China's Elections to the Next Level
Pushed by a desire to quell growing rural unrest and to clean house in the lowest level of government, the Communist Party is edging toward broadening democratic elections in towns, government officials and activists say. Towns are the lowest administrative...
Taliban Carries out Pledge to Demolish Non-Islamic Sites ; A Statement from the Taliban Leader Saturday Said the Destruction at Bamiyan Had Been Completed
To Afghanistan's supreme leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, the destruction of a few thousand Buddhist statues is just a way of following Islam's stern injunction against idolatry. "All we are breaking are stones," he told reporters from his headquarters...
Taliban's Disrespect
For the hard-line Islamic rulers of Afghanistan to destroy another faith's religious icons as well as some of the world's oldest and greatest works of art amounts to a giant step backward for civilization. Tolerance for other religions, even if it...
The Case That Launched a 'Reverse Sting'
Telemarketing-fraud detection owes a lot to Rita Hierstein. Ms. Hierstein was a pensioner in Waukee, Iowa, who was a soft touch for telemarketers, Slowly but steadily, they were looting her bank accounts with promises of bogus prizes, questionable...
The George W. Bush I Know
Behind the scenes of the 2000 presidential campaign, Carl Cameron was one of the 10 or so reporters who covered George W. Bush day in and day out. Overall, he had more than 30 one-on-one interviews with the then-Texas governor. Following are some...
USA
A secret tunnel under the Soviet Embassy in Washington was the most expensive clandestine operation leaked by FBI agent Robert Hanssen, arrested last month on charges of spying for Moscow, The New York Times reported. Citing intelligence and law-enforcement...
Why Coinage Persists in a Digital Age ; Electronic Currency Makes Small Gains, but US Economy Still Runs on Minted Metal
Rummaging through his leather coin purse, Mirco Centellas plucks out a steady flow of nickels, dimes, and quarters, and pokes them into a hungry Washington parking meter. At 5 cents for a meager three minutes, it takes a small mint to clock up enough...
With Racial Profiling, Even Research Is Suspect ; Controversy Erupts over a Study That Tracks Driving Habits among Racial Groups
Like some A-team of pencil-wielding statisticians, a band of researchers from North Carolina State University piled in a rented van last summer and hit the highways to scope out scofflaws. Their mission: to determine, to the extent possible, if any...
World
A suspected Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and at least three Israelis in the Mediterranean resort of Netan-ya, the second attack of its type in the Jewish state in four days. Fifty Israelis were reported hurt in the explosion, which also...

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